Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Clear Scraps Cross Promo Day 2!

Hi, Connie here with some Quick Quotes and Clear Scraps products. We are doing a cross promotion with Clear Scraps all this week. Love both of these companies and their products are beautiful together!

Using the gorgeous Printer's Tray by Clear Scraps along with some gorgeous papers and ink from Quick Quotes, a celebration of Spring has begun. The Owl Shaker by Clear Scraps is watching over our sparse, but beautiful flowers.

The Owl Shaker is filled with buttons and silk flowers. The frame of the Owl is covered with paper from the Windsong Collection and shaded with Baby Blue PowderPuff Chalk Ink by Quick Quotes. A vintage seed pack was tucked in behind the Owl.

"All good things are wild and free" love the quote. So perfect for this project. Flowers fit in that category for sure.

The silk flower petals, buttons and sequins securely tucked away the shake away.

Be sure to stop on over to the Clear Scraps Blog to see a fabulous mini album that Jenny designed!!!

Quick Quotes Products: 
Windsong Collection: 104, 105 and 500
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Baby Blue, Seafoam and Clay
Clear Scraps Products:
Printer's Tray 
Owl Shaker

Other Products:
Stickers, twine, vintage flowers, seed pack, buttons, sequins.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Clear Scraps Cross Promo Day 1!

Monday greetings to you! We are excited to collaborate with our friends at Clear Scraps this week to bring you all kinds of fun inspiration!


Hello Crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to celebrate the first day of our cross promotion between two fabulous companies: Quick Quotes and Clear Scraps!

To make this very special, I decided to make a scrapbook page...yes, no cards today! And I used an Acrylic Shape to create my layout. Take a look at my project:

When you have the right elements, it is very easy to develop the creative work, and making this page was very easy and fun!

I chose the 12x12 layout Mom from Clear Scraps and the Honeycomb 103 Quick Quotes paper as basic elements to create my page. The 12x12 layout Mom comes in Acrylic shape and I only had to remove the film on both sides and ink it with different colors of PowderPuff Chalk Ink.


For the borders of the square frames I used my PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Mahogany. For the flourish I used Desert Sun, for the M letters I used Jade , for the heart I used Lipstick and for the flowers I used Royal Blue and Violet. On the majority of the parts I applied the inks directly with the ink pad but in other parts I used a sponge to avoid the contamination of the colors of ink. After the ink dries well, it stays permanent over the acrylic.
I chose the Honeycomb 103 as the base for my page because the colors are enhanced over the clear background, but to create a contrast I made a mat for some of the spaces that the layout has. I printed all the photos included on my layout using the Canon PIXMA TS 9020. This is fabulous too, because I can select and arrange my photos from my phone or Social Media and print directly on it.
For the big space I used a photo of my mother and I, and I made a mat for this with two different papers from the Mulberry Collection. For the first mat of the photo I inked the borders with Desert Sun PowderPuff Chalk Ink before pasting it back to the photo. The background mat has the same size of the Clear Scrap Mom layout.

To enhance the details of the Clear Scrap 12x12 layout Mom, I stamped some flowers over Mulberry Collection paper using the same colors of PowderPuff Chalk Inks that I used to give color to the acrylic layout, and I decorated some parts with Novu Crystal Drops.

If you are wondering how I pasted the Mom layout over the Honeycomb 103 paper, let me tell you that this step was very easy. I used glue dots in some parts and I covered the dots with the stamped images and the photos and mats help me to secure the center on squares.

Thank you for visiting us today and be sure to stop back to visit us this week because we will posting different types of projects and inspiration showing the versatility of these two companies, Quick Quotes Scrapbook and Clear Scraps!

Please stop over to the Clear Scraps Blog for some fabulous inspiration from Debbie today!

Quick Quotes Products:
Honeycomb 103
Mulberry Collection 
PowderPuff Chalk Inks
Mahogany PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Desert Sun PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Jade PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Lipstick PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Royal Blue PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Violet PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Canon PIXMA TS 9020

Clear Scraps Products:
Clear Scrap 12x12 Layout Mom

See you soon!
~ Martha Lucia
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Friday, April 21, 2017

April Club Q with Rhonda

Hi crafty friends, it's Rhonda here to share with you a page that I designed with pieces from the April Club Q kits.

Our family recently went on a spring break trip to Florida to visit some family as well as visit Disneyworld. This was the first trip for our boys and it was so much fun to see their excitement. I had a quick family photo that I thought was a pretty good representation of the trip that I wanted to capture.

Quick Quotes Scrapbook Page featuring pieces from April 2017 Club Q Kit designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

For this page, I had some purple and blue in my photo so it was a good match for the kits! I loved the cut apart alpha's and the decorative strips I cut apart and pieced together to make my own focal point.  I love how the kits have pre-cut pieces that make it so easy to mix things up and create quickly!

Quick Quotes Scrapbook Page featuring pieces from April 2017 Club Q Kit designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

I also used several of the new 2017 PowderPuff Chalk Ink colors to customize my doily so it matched the page. You will find Violet, Baby Blue, Royal Blue and Warm Gray blended on the white doily.

The cut aparts from Mulberry 500 had the perfect sentiments for this page and the finishing touch was a few silver gems on the bottom left corner. A few date stamps along the bottom using Warm Gray helped mark the timing for the photo.

Quick Quotes Products:
April Club Q
2017 PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Violet, Baby Blue, Royal Blue and Warm Gray

Be sure to stop on over and check out the preview for the new May Club Q Kits here!

Have a super scrappity day!
~ Rhonda

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

It's Spring with June!

Hello and welcome! It's June here to host the blog today.

I have a bright and fun layout for you today! I used Quick Quotes Anchors Aweigh paper collection, and even though this collection is sea-themed, it was easy to adapt it into a spring theme using flower punches!

Designer Tip: You can adapt most themed papers into something else by using punches. You are not limited to just flowers, you can use hearts, stars, clouds, etc. You can also use diecuts or an electronic cutting machine (such as a Cricut) instead of punches, too.

The background paper is Windsong 103. Windsong papers are mostly light with subtle designs and make a great alternative to plain white cardstock for backgrounds. The photos were printed with my new Cannon Selphy CP1200. (I still can't believe I can go from having an idea, to photographing it, to having the prints on a page in just minutes!)

You know how much I love my PowderPuff Chalking Inks, and I couldn't resist using them all over this page. After punching out the borders, flowers and leaves, I edge them with Rose Petal, Limeade, Buttercup and Sky Blue PowderPuff Chalk Inks and a blending tool. I then used the same colors to add splatters to the background and to stamp "spring" for a colorful title.

I was inspired by Alicia's fun Flower Challenge for April here at Quick Quotes. If you would like to join in follow the link here.

Quick Quotes Products:
Anchors Aweigh 100, 101 and 103
Windsong 103
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Rose Petal, Buttercup, Sky Blue, Limeade
Cannon Selphy CP1200

Other Products:
Simon Says Stamp Wild Daisy diecut
Winnie and Walter's The Big, The Bold & The Seasons stamp
EK Success flower punches
Martha Stewart border punch 

Thanks for stopping by,
~ June

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Cards for Everyone with LeeAnn

Greetings crafty friends. Hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday weekend. LeeAnn here to host the blog today.

As I sat looking through my paper, I was trying to come up with a different idea and thought... why not a post card anyone can make. I also made a video to go along with it.  So, let's get on with my project...

  • Using the Adventure Awaits paper page 105, I trimmed down the map image that I wanted to use for my top layer to 3.75in x 4.75in.
  • Turning to the backside of the same page I trimmed a layer of 4in x 5in.
  • Lastly, I trimmed a sheet of 110lb card stock in white to 4.25in x 5.25in.
  • I used double side tear tape to adhere my layers together.
  • Following this step, I grabbed a retired stamp set and my Stampoholic
  • Using the Sunset Powderpuff Ink I stamped the airplane.
  • I followed that up with grabbing my Royal Blue Powderpuff Ink and a fantastix and colored the plane in.
After I finished the video and all the editing, I remembered a HoneyBee stamp set that I had in my stash, and used two of the stamps on the back, again with the Royal Blue Powderpuff Ink.

Once I had a stamp, write out the card and address it, it is ready to go. Quick and simple that anyone can make. And a little less to mail than a regular card.

Here is my process video:

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Adventure Awaits Paper Pack 
2017 Royal Blue PowderPuff Ink
2015 Sunset PowderPuff Ink

I hope you have enjoyed this post, please don't forget about our monthly challenge (The April theme is flowers) you still have time to enter.

Come back and visit again real soon!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Just Because Folded Card with Alicia

Good morning Quick Quotes readers, Alicia here today with a special fold.  I enjoy being challenged by trying a new fold.  
I was a little intimidated but it really wasn't that hard.  Whenever I try a new technique I first use a piece of white card stock because it usually takes once to figure it out correctly.

Instructions for the full pleated fold:
  1. For a full pleated front begin with a piece  measuring 3" x 11"
  2. Score at 1.5" next 2" then 3" alternating half inch then inch scores until the 9.5" score, leaving a 1.5" length at the end
  3. Mark the half way point (1.5") on the short side
  4. Cut at a diagonal from that mark to the 5" mark turn the paper and cut the same diagonal on the other corner
  5. These two cuts should leave an inch in the center with no cut
  6. Alternate folds and crease with a bone folder and ink all edges
  7. Adhere the folds in place
  8. Adhere the pleated panel on your card
  9. Cover the top of the panel with another piece of paper, die cut or ribbon

Here's another version.  Quick Quotes' double sided patterned papers lend themselves so well to creating a lovely peekaboo and coordinating panels. 

Quick Quotes Products:
Other Products:
Stampin Up Four Frames Stamp and Punch
Close to My Heart Just to Say Sentiment Stamp
Judikins clear detail Embossing Powder
Sizzix Rain or Shine Embossing Folder/die set
Pearls, Brad and Flowers
White Cardstock
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Spring Flower Caddy with Kathi

Kathi here to share with you a fun spring flower caddy. The paper line I used is "Windsong", a very soft elegant paper line. I used a 7 piece flower die from China. all the flowers I distressed the edges with two of the 2017 Powderpuff Chalking inks.
Quick Quotes Altered Caddy Floral featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks designed by Kathi Mann

This is one side of the flower caddy. The caddy was painted black then I painted one side at a time with Elmer's glue. I let it get to a tacking stage them painted a white acrylic paint over the Elmer's glue, I let it dry. As it dries it crackled.

I completed each side one side at a time letting each layer dry before moving on to the next side.  A white Venice lace was hot glued to one of the long sides then a black dangle lace was placed over the white lace. I placed three handmade flowers to the upper left of the side of the caddy.

Quick Quotes Altered Caddy Floral featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks designed by Kathi Mann

This is one of the short sides looking at the crackle technique  that was done on all three sides.

Quick Quotes Altered Caddy Floral featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks designed by Kathi Mann

Close up of the soft flowers. The flowers are cut from the Windsong Paper Pack. The edges were distressed with Terra Cotta and Slate PowderPuff Chalk Inks. Then, all the flowers edges had a glue placed on each layer of the flowers then dipped in clear glitter.

Quick Quotes Altered Caddy Floral featuring Windsong Paper Pack and PowderPuff Chalk Inks designed by Kathi Mann

The second side I repeated the white Venice lace, place the black dangle lace just on the outside, then flowers where placed on the top of the black lace trim. 
I'm playing along with the current Quick Quotes Challenge - Flowers! Catch all of the details right here.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Windsong Paper Pack
2017 PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Terra Cotta and Slate

Other Supplies:
Lace and Trims
White and Black Paint

Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to stop on back for more inspiration!
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Winner Post and April Club Q with Susie!

Happy Saturday to you!  We have our winner to announce from Friday Challenge 73 - Shapes today.

Congratulations and Happy Shopping to our
randomly selected $25 Gift Certificate Winner*:

Please email rhonda . quickquotes @ gmail.com
within 7 days for your prize!

Hello and welcome! Susie here today sharing my April Club Q Inspiration.  As usual, the April Ultimate Combo Club Q Kit is absolutely packed!

It came with a huge selection of coordinating papers, frames, photo mats, sentiment cut aparts, die cut flowers, pearls and much more. I took the kit apart, sorted out the pieces and then put them together in an all new way that is just my style! Take a look at this fun layout I created with pictures from my daughter's trip to an ice cream factory.

The kit came with the dark purple print frame that you can see around the edge of the layout. I cut another frame from lighter color paper to create the inner edge then laid down 3 photo mats along the left side of the page.

That left a lot of open space which I filled with strip journaling and a trimmed out photo of my daughter - such a cutie!

This month's challenge is Flowers and I just had to play along! I started by inking the edges of the petals with Buttercup PowderPuff Chalking Ink and then used a pencil to curl the tips up.

I layered them together and included foam pop dots between the bottom 2 layers to add some serious dimension. To finish them off I used the self adhesive pearls to create an elegant center in each of my blooms. Here's a close up:

I trimmed out some banners and sentiment cards and incorporated them into the embellishment cluster at the bottom of the page - and I threw in another picture of my baby girl!

I used a craft knife to trim out the arrow on this circle and slipped it over the corner of the photo.

More banners up in the corner are the perfect finishing touch!
The April Club Q has wonderful projects that are already designed for you to put together, but you can also choose to use those fabulous elements to create something totally unique!

If you are interested in joining in on our monthly challenge (Flowers), you have until April 25th to enter - and remember that there is a yummy prize to be won! You can find all the details here.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
April Club Q Kit
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Buttercup

Other Supplies:  
Wood Chippies
Flair Button

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
~ Susie
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Friday, April 14, 2017

Printables with Connie!

Hi, Connie here with a couple of cards I created using the Mulberry Paper Pack by Quick Quotes and some printable shipping labels I printed from my Canon iP8720. Canon so graciously provided printers to the Quick Quotes team for us to get creative with so, not to disappoint, lets get creative!

I really love how the ink on the shipping labels match the PowderPuff Chalk Inks on these two cards. Simply thrilled!!!  Canon makes a great printer. Not only were these two colors printed out on the Canon iP8720, these were too. Every month the Quick Quotes team will show you ways of using a different Canon printer.

The iP8720 by Canon will print photos but is also a crafting printer. I hope to show you ways to get creative with this Canon printer.

The labels were cut apart and used in the design of the cards.  The papers and inks worked great together.

Card #1:

Quick Quotes Products:
Mulberry 500, 100 and 104
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Berry Jam, Violet and Buttercup
Canon iP8720 (Printable Clip Art)

Other Products:
Divine Twine
Printable Label Clip Art

Card #2:

Quick Quotes Products: 
Mulberry Paper Pack (500, 103 and 105)
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Royal Blue
Canon iP8720 (Printable Clip Art)

Other Products:
Divine Twine
Printable Label Clip Art

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Photo Printing with Martha

Hello crafty friends!

Martha Lucia here with a very different idea to use your printer and Quick Quotes Papers. Are you thinking of printing your photos over these papers? It is easy and quick. You only need a good printer and I don't mind sharing mine, the Canon PIXMA TS 9020.


This is a fabulous printer, and it's beautiful too! It is wireless and compatible with your tablet, desktop and smartphone! The installation is very simple and it comes with complete and easy instructions to start using as soon you receive it. It is available in red, white and black colors. Mine is red, perfect for my atelier!

With the Canon PIXMA TS 9020 you can print documents or photos. It has three different trays for papers, depending what you want to print and six individual ink tanks, one of which is grey to give real life to the Black and White photos!!! But I will show you more features of my printer in my next projects.

Now I come back to today's project that is printing over Quick Quotes Paper. It is very easy to create, you only need to select one photo and convert it into Black and White or Sepia. I decided to convert it to Sepia because I am using the 49 Shades of Grey paper and it is Black and White. I selected the 49 Shades of Grey 102 for the hand writing side to print the photo.

  • I inserted the paper on the upper tray of the printer. Just keep in mind that the side that you want to print needs to be face up. The size of photo that I selected was 4"x6"
  • I selected the photo on the screen of the printer and followed the instructions.
  • That's it! After a few seconds my photo in sepia was printed and ready to continue with my project.

This is the original photo if you want to see the difference. To finalize the project I just cut a mat of 5"x7" in the same way that the photo was printed and put it inside of a frame.


I assembled the frame and pasted the sepia printed photo with dimensionals, making sure that the script of the photo coordinates with the script of the mat.


Easy and fun! Just one tip: When you transfer or change the color of your photos to be printed over regular papers, try to keep the level of colors of the photo clear. Products used:
I hope my project inspired you to incorporate your printer in your projects. When you find tools like the Canon PIXMA TS 9020 is really easy to develop ideas and possibilities, or simply print your favorite memories with the best.

See you soon!
Martha Lucia
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